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NFL conference championship games set with Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams

Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes. Drew Brees against Jared Goff. Two high-profile rematches with the Super Bowl on the line. The NFL’s highest-scoring offenses face off in the conference championships next Sunday. Brady leads the New England Patriots into Kansas City to take on Mahomes and ...

Chiefs roll past Colts, 31-13, to reach AFC title game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs’ defense had heard the chorus of critics all season long, the ones that claimed their sieve-like line and shaky backfield would spoil young superstar Patrick Mahomes and cost them a chance to chase their first Super Bowl appearance in ...

Former KU soccer player charged with molesting student

A former goalkeeper for the University of Kansas soccer team has been charged with molesting a student while coaching and working as a teacher's aide at a Seattle high school. Court records show that 35-year-old Meghan Miller was charged last month with third-degree child molestation and two ...

Kansas tennis picked second in Big 12 preseason poll

The Kansas women's tennis team is predicted to finish second in the 2019 Big 12 Conference standings, the league announced Tuesday morning. Last season, the Jayhawks (17-8, 7-2 in Big 12) finished fourth in the Big 12 standings. The 2018 season was historic for the Kansas tennis team, as it ...

Orange Crush: Clemson topples No. 1 ‘Bama for national title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With stunning ease — and a freshman quarterback — Clemson toppled college football’s greatest dynasty again to become the first perfect playoff champion. Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and the second-ranked Tigers beat No. 1 ...

Chiefs romp past Raiders 35-3 to clinch AFC West, No. 1 seed

Kansas City, Mo. — The Chiefs finally clinched their third consecutive AFC West title and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, and Patrick Mahomes and the rest of Kansas City’s offense continued to shatter records in a 35-3 whitewash of the rebuilding Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Mahomes threw ...

Seahawks clinch playoff berth, outlasting Chiefs, 38-31

SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson threw a 2-yard pass to Ed Dickson with 7:31 left for his third touchdown strike, Chris Carson rushed for two scores, and the Seattle Seahawks clinched an NFC wild-card berth with a 38-31 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. Wilson got the better ...

Area basketball roundup: Veritas boys erase early deficit to top KC East

An experienced Veritas boys basketball team continues to rack up wins before winter break. The Eagles, who have won back-to-back state titles, claimed an 86-81 win over KC East Thursday to move to 8-2 on the year. Veritas, which trailed 22-15 after one period, erased the deficit with a ...

Area basketball roundup: Baldwin girls top Tonganoxie to stay undefeated

Baldwin’s girls basketball team continues to send a message after winning the 4A state title last year. The Bulldogs (5-0) were in control from the start, jumping out to a 15-5 lead in the opening period in the eventual 53-22 victory over Tonganoxie Tuesday night. Kayla Kurtz led BHS with 15 ...

Rivers leads Chargers to last-second comeback win over KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Philip Rivers and the Chargers finally beat the Kansas City Chiefs. All it took was feverish fourth-quarter comeback, a questionable pass-interference call, a tense video review of the final touchdown and the gutsy decision to try a 2-point conversion. The result: ...

Chiefs seek 10th straight win vs Chargers, AFC West title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are missing their star running back, likely without his backup and could have their top two wide receivers hobbled or shelved for their crucial AFC West showdown against the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night. They still have Patrick ...

Kansas baseball reveals 2019 schedule

The University of Kansas baseball team is set to compete in 24 games against 2018 NCAA tournament participants this upcoming spring, as the program revealed its 2019 schedule Wednesday afternoon. In addition, 58 percent (14) of the Jayhawks' opponents finished with a record above .500 with ...

Haskell fall sports programs add to trophy collections with memorable seasons

For the first time in school history, there were no bragging rights between the fall sports teams at Haskell Indian Nations University. Each of the Indians’ three fall teams earned Association of Independent Institutions (AII) conference trophies, and all three were represented at the NAIA ...

Area basketball roundup: Veritas claims narrow victory over Cornerstone

It is seemingly always a tightly-contested battle when Veritas and Cornerstone square off. In Tuesday’s meeting, the Eagles got the best of their foes with a 58-56 road victory. Veritas scored double digits in each of the four quarters, including 17 in both the first and third period during ...

Kansas State hires NDSU’s Klieman to lead football program

MANHATTAN — Kansas State hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program Monday night, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience. Klieman was hired to lead ...

Butker’s OT field goal lifts Chiefs past Ravens, 27-24

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The fourth-down play was designed to go left, yet there was Patrick Mahomes scrambling to his right with a phalanx of Ravens in pursuit, his eyes trained on Tyreek Hill deep downfield. Mahomes heaved an audacious throw. Hill made an incredible catch. The Chiefs proceeded ...

Matt Tait named sports editor of Journal-World

A longtime Lawrence resident and reporter has been named the next sports editor of the Lawrence Journal-World. Matt Tait will oversee sports coverage in the Lawrence Journal-World, LJWorld.com and KUsports.com. Tait previously had served as editor of KUsports.com, while also covering the ...

KU swim adds 6 commitments for 2019-20

A total of six swimmers and divers have signed to continue their academic and athletic careers at the University of Kansas, head coach Clark Campbell announced Wednesday afternoon. The group of signees hails from five different states including California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and ...

K-State coach Snyder retiring after 27 seasons, 215 wins

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder already was considered the architect of the greatest turnaround in college football history before he decided to return from a three-year retirement to resurrect Kansas State again. Now, the 79-year-old coach is heading back into retirement. Snyder decided ...